On the occasion of the contemporary art fair ZONAMACO MÉXICO 2024, Nilufar is delighted to take part, alongside rug company cc-tapis, in a showcase conceived by design retailer Studio 84 and staged at the home of the late Mexican architect Pedro Ramírez Vàzquez.
Nilufar introduces its Open Edition furniture creations in Mexico to mark its collaboration with Mexican retailer Studio 84. It provides an opportunity to explore the Modernist residence that was designed and furnished by the architect himself in 1958. The event converges diverse and distinct expressions from the design and architecture disciplines within a space that appears to magically transcend conventional constraints of time and space. The resonance deepens as this is essentially a lived-in home where for this occasion it generously welcomes foreign objects as living witnesses of other cultures, ideas, and periods of time. It is an example of the dynamic and collaborative power of creativity, perpetuating the relevance and evolution of design.
Studio 84 has chosen Ramirez Vasquez’s residence as the venue for their 2024 showcase. One of the most prolific 20th-century Mexican architects, Pedro Ramírez Vásquez (Mexico City, 1919-2013) is celebrated for his modernist style and significant contributions to the country’s urban landscape. The ad-hoc installation of Studio 84 unveils a curated fusion from Nilufar and cc-tapis, staged across multiple ambiances of the house.
Studio 84, run by Maria Dolores Uribe, has chosen Ramirez Vasquez’s residence as the venue for their 2024 showcase. One of the most prolific 20th-century Mexican architects, Pedro Ramírez Vásquez (Mexico City, 1919-2013) is celebrated for his modernist style and significant contributions to the country’s urban landscape. The ad-hoc installation of Studio 84 unveils a curated fusion from Nilufar and cc-tapis, staged across multiple ambiences of the house.
Nilufar introduces selections from the Open Edition–founder Nina Yashar’s curated assortment of meticulously crafted sofas, dining tables, carpets and lighting–marking the official inauguration of Studio 84 as a premier retailer for Nilufar’s creations in Mexico City. Introduced in 2023, the Open Edition goes beyond encapsulating Nilufar’s distinct taste and reflect Yashar’s desire to provide enthusiasts worldwide with the chance to embrace pieces that were conventionally confined by limited editions or one-off creations. The pieces from Open Edition showcased at the Mexican temporary exhibition include the Necklace ceiling glass lamp by Analogia Project, the Piero wall lamps by Vibeke Fonnesberg Schmidt, the Tenet and Mensa tables by Filippo Carandini, the Levitation Alchemia vases by Sophie Dries and a selection of modular low-seating sofas, low tables and armchairs by david/nicolas.
Constructed by the architect in 1958, the residence served as both Ramirez Vasquez’s home and studio for 55 years and is now overseen by his son, Javier. Situated in the residential area of the colonia of El Pedregal de San Angel, it is part of a development project initiated by Luis Barragán. The layout revolves around a central rectangular courtyard, initially open to the sky in the tradition of colonial homes but later covered to protect its elements, notably an Aztec jaguar sculpture at its center. During the temporary installation, the expansive and multi-colored 3D-printed artifacts in PLA by Dutch artist Audrey Large, part of Nilufar’s collection, coexist within this space alongside the carpets from cc-tapis designed by British designer Bethan Laura Wood. The residence’s entrance features a foyer with a glazed partition wall adorned with oak latticework, a recurring design element for the architect. Volcanic stone graces the floors, walls and various elements throughout the house. The drawing and dining rooms, family living and breakfast spaces feature furniture and objects, the majority designed by the architect himself, and showcase Ramirez Vásquez’s vast collection of antique documents, meticulously organized and extensive book collection, architectural plans, photographs, artwork and 1968 Olympics memorabilia. In these spaces, pieces from both cc-tapis and Nilufar’s Open Edition have been carefully arranged to foster a temporary coexistence and dialogue with the residence.
The showcase is open to the public during ZONAMACO Mexico 2024 at Casa Pedro Ramírez Vàzquez, Granizo 145 Colonia Jardines del Pedregal, from February 06—11 2024 by appointment only.